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UK comedy acts Stand Up Against MND

          Some of the UK’s best comedy acts will be joining Better Together aide, and Motor Neurone Disease sufferer, Gordon Aikman for a night of stand-up at the Fringe to raise money to fund a cure for the fatal condition. “Stand Up Against MND” will see alternative comedy legend, star of BBC’s “Grumpy Old Men” and Radio 4 regular, Arthur Smith, line up with TV comedy… read more »

Gordon Aikman’s 5-point Fightback!

Gordon Aikman launches his 5-point fightback website, gordonsfightback.com today.  Read all about it and get involved. During MND Awareness Week in June, Gordon, who was recently diagnosed with MND at the age of just 29, shared his moving and inspirational personal story with the press.  Gordon’s story was soon picked up on Twitter and retweeted by a wide range of influential people including the First Minister, Alex Salmond, Ed Miliband… read more »

Mount Kilimanjaro 2015

  We’re looking for 12 MND Scotland supporters to join us in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2015. It’s the highest mountain in Africa and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The feeling you get as you climb Kilimanjaro and watch the sun rise over the vast African plains with other MND Scotland supporters will be a truly incredible experience – one you’ll never forget. This event, with Really… read more »

Edinburgh Fun Run 2014 – registration open!

  Our annual Fun Run at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh will take place on Sunday 14th September 2014 at 11am! Join hundreds of other runners, walkers and joggers taking part in the scenic 5k route to raise money to fight Motor Neurone Disease. Starting and finishing at the Parade ground near the Education Centre, and following the park road around Arthur’s Seat, this event promises beautiful views of Edinburgh. Entry is… read more »

40 MSPs attend MND Scotland Parliamentary Reception

On Wednesday evening, in the middle of MND Awareness Week, 40 MSPs attended MND Scotland’s Parliamentary Reception to speak to our 90 guests and hear about issues important to them. Our guests were predominantly people with MND, their families and friends, and supporters of the charity. 40 MSPs is a really high turnout for an event like this and we welcomed the opportunity to raise awareness of MND, MND Scotland… read more »

ONE #GLOBALTEAM, ONE GOAL: A world free of ALS/MND

Join us on ALS/MND Global Day, 21 June 2014. About The Campaign MND Scotland, together with other motor neurone disease organisations from around the world, are looking to engage with professional sports people from a number of sports, including rugby, American football, soccer, ultra-marathon running, tennis and swimming with the aim of raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (also known as ALS in different parts of the world). We are… read more »

MND Awareness Parliamentary Reception 2014

MND Scotland’s Awareness Week Reception takes place at the Scottish Parliament tonight. Christina McKelvie MSP is sponsoring the event and Public Health Minister, Michael Matheson MSP, is our guest speaker. Over 90 guests will be hoping to speak to their MSPs about issues that matter to them. MND Scotland will highlight a number of issues including our Personal Care Charging Campaign which was positively responded to in Parliament yesterday.

Gordon Aikman Shares His Story

  At the start of MND Awareness Week, Gordon Aikman, who has been recently diagnosed with MND, shares his story with the Scotland on Sunday.  Gordon explains how he has come to terms with his diagnosis, at the age of just 29. He has moved so many people with his personal account that his story has spread across Twitter.  Gordon is Director of Research for Better Together and messages of… read more »

MND Awareness Week 2014

16th to 22nd June International MND Awareness Day took place on 21st June and provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the illness across the world. During MND Awareness Week, MND Scotland, people with MND, their families and friends promoted awareness of MND here in Scotland. Here is a sample of just some of the things that happened: Gordon Aikman, recently diagnosed with MND at the age of just 29, shared his moving and inspirational personal story with the… read more »

MND Scotland Personal Care Charging Campaign

Background Personal care, provided by local authorities for people who need it at home, can include help with washing, feeding, dressing, toileting and getting in and out of bed. Since 2002, people over 65 years in Scotland have received free personal care. People under 65 years, who require personal care, are financially assessed by their local authorities to ascertain whether or not they should make a contribution. What’s the problem?… read more »